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Discussion in 'Turtles' started by agl017, Jun 7, 2018.

  1. agl017

    agl017 Member

    I own a yellow-bellied slider, and I feel like the tank is boring.

    At the moment, I only have large rocks at the bottom of his tank, so I was wondering if I could use something like pool filter sand or play sand. I know YBS can't have gravel, because they'll eat it due to the fact that it looks like food, but sand doesn't.

    Thanks :)
  2. MyImmortalWolf

    MyImmortalWolf Elite Member

    Sand is super hard to clean- I got some large aquarium stones, the plastic sparkly gemlike kind, that I knew he couldn't ingest, and scattered them across the bottom of the tank for his entertainment lol. He likes to chase them around when they get caught up in the current from the filter.
  3. Darkbird

    Darkbird Moderator Staff Member

    More like impossible to clean. And the more stuff you add to the tank the more work you make for yourself. Turtles are dirty and destructive little critters when it come to what they do to their enclosure, and I'm not a big fan of anything that increases my maintenance workload. You might be able to clean the sand with one of the gravel vacuums, but more likely you'd just end up sucking up sand with the stuff you want to get rid of.

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